October 23, 1964 (59)
Robert Trujillo is an American bassist and musician, best known as the current bassist for the heavy metal band Metallica. He joined the band in 2003 and has since been a key member of the group, contributing to several albums and tours. Prior to joining Metallica, Trujillo had a successful career as a bassist, playing with several influential punk and heavy metal bands including Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, and Ozzy Osbourne. He is widely regarded as one of the most skilled bass players in the heavy metal genre, and his energetic and dynamic stage presence has earned him a reputation as one of the most entertaining musicians in the industry.
Robert Trujillo’s esteemed career in music is not only characterized by his sterling contribution to Metallica, but also by a series of noteworthy collaborations. His alliance with Ozzy Osbourne stands as a major highlight, where he played bass on Osbourne’s albums “Down to Earth” and “Live at Budokan”. Apart from Osbourne, he performed with Jerry Cantrell, the lead guitarist of Alice in Chains, contributing his distinctive bass rhythms to Cantrell’s solo album, “Degradation Trip”. Adding to his eclectic collaborations, Trujillo also joined forces with the revered rapper and producer, Dr. Dre, laying down bass tracks for Dre’s “2001” album. A recent venture involved working with Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath fame on Iommi’s solo album “IOMMI”.